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Sunday, 2 February 2020

Another take on Botanical Prints!

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday!

What are you up to today?  I'm getting to craft with some of the ladies in my team today - and who doesn't love to craft with like minded people?

Today I'm sharing just one of the many cards I made with the Botanical Prints Medley.  The Designer Series Paper in its original form was just black and white on a Pretty Peacock background. 

I wanted something to match the pre-die cut accent so I coloured the images with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blends combo.  These sheets are 6"x 6", and to get the maximum use out of the sheet, I only cut a 1-3/4" (4.4 cm) strip which meant I had enough left over to make another 2 cards out of that same sheet!  Frugal or what?

The main colours in the Medley are Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White -  I added a new one - Cherry Cobbler!  

I adhered the DSP on to Cherry Cobbler and then Old Olive to make it "pop". 

There's a story behind the pre-cut label.  When I stamped the greeting on the reverse side (which is the right way up as it had a silver edge all around the perimeter), the Cherry Cobbler ink didn't "take" as my ink pad hadn't been used for some time and needed re-inking!    I wish I'd used my Stamparatus, then I wouldn't have had  a problem.  Chances of me stamping in the exact same spot as before was a million to one.   So I just flipped the label over on the wrong side, re-inked my ink pad so it was nice and juicy and voila - all fixed and I didn't waste the pre-die cut label!

For the "wow" factor, I added one of the copper coloured metal bee.  There's only 12 in the Medley kit, I wish there were more....I'd put it on everything!  As there's only 12, it'll have to be used sparingly and given to someone special!

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your weekend!

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